Tree of Life: Celebrating Handcraft from India + Malaysia
June 03, 2017 04:00pm-06:00pm
Honolulu Museum of Art School
As part of programming for the East-West Center Gallery's exhibition Tree of Life, on view June 4 to September 10, the Honolulu Museum of Art School hosts a talk and demonstrations by visiting artists.
In the exhibition are works from 20 Asian countries. You'll see textiles, paintings, ceramics, basketry, metal work, jewelry, lacquer, stone, wood, and leather. Handcrafted from natural and sustainable materials, the artwork focuses on traditional and contemporary interpretations of the Tree of Life. The aim of the exhibition is to create awareness about the importance of ecology to stimulate creativity as well as to highlight cultural sustainability.
Jai Prakash, India: miniature painting
Deepak Sankit, India: enamel jewelry
Michael Lim, Sarawak, Malaysia: palm leaf weaving
Ramsay Ong, Sarawak, Malaysia: collage, bead jewelry
Mathew Ngau Jau, Sarawak, Malaysia: sapeh lute music
"Tradition and Innovation in Indian Arts and Crafts" by Manjari Nirula
Light refreshments provided.
Join us the next da, June 4, at 2pm at the EWC Gallery for the exhibition opening.
Exhibition co-curators: Manjari Nirula (India) - Vice President, South Asia, World Crafts Council-Asia Pacific Region; Edric Ong (Sarawak, Malaysia) - textile artist